Sports Systems Operator - SMART Production
Hawk Eye Innovations Ltd
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
9d ago

The SMART Production team have multiple vacancies available for graduates and experienced candidates looking to embark on a journey in sports broadcasting.


Location : Based in Basingstoke with global travel

Contract : Permanent / Full Time

Start Date : Recruiting immediately, start date asap

Salary : Competitive

Hawk-Eye Innovations develops, markets and delivers the most sophisticated officiating tools in sport. It is now a fundamental part of officiating in over 20 international sports and is diversifying into traditional broadcast areas through its SMART Replay and SMART Production products.

SMART Production combines Hawk-Eye’s vision processing software, which tracks the players on the court, and Sony broadcast hardware.

Hawk-Eye replaces cameramen with autonomous robotic cameras and streamlines the production workflow, replacing broadcast hardware with software solutions for vision mixing, running replays, adding graphics and managing audio.

The result is a broadcast quality production controlled by just one operator with costs reduced by up to 75%.


We provide multi camera broadcast coverage at major sporting events across the globe primarily on the ATP and WTA Tennis Tours.

On site you will work in teams of 3 - 20 people to rig the cameras, run the cables and set up the control room in the build up to a tournament.

During the tournament you will have complete creative control as a director, performing all of the following roles at the same time.

  • GFX Operator
  • Remote Camera Operator
  • As you progress you will be expected to manage your own teams as a Technical Guarantee, providing technical oversight on SMART Production OBs, managing the integration with traditional production.

    In this role you will gain invaluable experience as a vision / audio engineer expected to design and plan your own productions and ensure they are delivered to a high standard.


    Hawk-Eye is looking for talented people who are passionate about forging a career in sports broadcasting. The ideal candidate will :

  • Be bright and enterprising with strong hardware and technical knowledge;
  • Be intellectually agile and confident in their ability to master new skills;
  • Be comfortable in a fast paced environment;
  • Be adept at problem-solving and calm under pressure;
  • Have sound organisational skills, diligence and experience of working independently
  • Have good communication and time management skills;
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team to deliver something new, innovative and exciting;
  • Be comfortable working at heights;
  • Preferably hold a full UK driving licence.

  • Responsibility A high-autonomy role with real exposure on OB compounds around the world
  • Experience Access to the some of the most intelligent, innovative and driven people in our industry.
  • Training SMART Production offers a training programme to enable operators to progress their technical skills in multiple areas.
  • Improving their understanding and creative delivery of the SMART Production system.

  • Progression If you have a natural aptitude towards leadership, Hawk-Eye will invest in you, whilst providing an opportunity to work and learn a variety of roles within the industry and across a range of sports.
  • Travel
  • Benefits Stakeholder pension, health insurance, child care vouchers and personal accident insurance, as well as discounts on Sony products
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